Your Essential Guide to Retinol

Retinol is a form of vitamin A which is famed for its skin-transforming abilities, explains Dina.

This wonder ingredient is a multi-tasker increasing cell turnover, boosting collagen production and regulating oil production.

Which means it can help:

  • Reduce the appearance of lines
  • Clear pores
  • Help with acne breakouts
  • Brighten skin tone
  • Reduce pigmentation (brown spots and patches)

For me it’s a must-have in our skincare arsenal

Who should use retinol?

If you’re a retinol newbie starting with a lower-concentration product, such as ZO retinol skin brightener, is key. Choose a product with a concentration of 0.25 percent or less. It’s like easing into a new workout routine – start slow and build your way up for the best results.

The same ‘gently, gently’ message goes for frequency, says Dina. Start using it once or twice a week, and as your skin gets accustomed, you can increase the frequency.

She adds: “Remember, it’s all about finding what works best for your skin. Your Aesthetic Practitioner is always delighted to discuss any concerns or questions you have.”

Side effects of retinol

It can cause dryness, peeling, make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, and irritated by other products cautions. Hence the need to start slowly.

If you’re booked in for facials, chemical peels, laser treatments or facial waxing I recommend you stop using retinol at least a week before your appointment. Always check well in advance with your practitioner who can give you personalised advice on timing.

Avoid peak sun hours, seek shade and wear a broad-brim hat advises Dina.

When can you expect to see results?

From experience, I’d say it takes at minimum around four weeks, and at maximum up to three months to start reaping the benefits from retinol.

” Dina is extremely approachable and friendly and you don’t feel awkward at all…. Definitely highly recommended ladies…ZO medically proven skincare products”   Sabrina K Siddiqui

Need some expert advice?

Retinol can be a game-changer for your skin, offering a range of benefits from anti-ageing to acne treatment. However, patience and consistency are key to seeing transformative results. And remember, every skin is unique, so what works for one person might not work for another.

Interested in adding retinol to your skincare routine or have some questions? Book a consultation with our skincare experts to find the perfect product tailored to your unique skin’s needs.

Let’s start your journey to more radiant, glowing, healthy skin. Call 01455 377 622 or drop us an email to book your consultation.

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